My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.
From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.
My diary pages are followed by thousands of artists, art students and art lovers in over 50 countries.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
- I work in watercolour and watercolours are not readily marketable.
- I paint the female nude: a subject that most buyers are shy of.
- My models are Afro-Caribbean: black rather than white.
- I resist the abstract: my figures are physical and passionate.
- I work rapidly and suggest rather than define detail, and it is in laboured detail that buyers consider they get their money’s worth.
For my good friend and kindred soul, the Virgin Island poet Sheila Hyndman Wheatley (1958-1991), I choose this poem for her memorial service. It may well be equally as fitting for mine.